Thanksgivings past

I used to feel guilty for not being thankful

I used to feel obligated to have grateful lists

I used to try to pray, thanking God for all I should

But all those things are not because I was not grateful

I was simply too tired, exhausted, torn up to thank more

Maybe it’s okay to not be proactively thankful sometimes

When you’re genuinely feeling too many other things

If your heart is overflowing with so many other emotions

You are only human and cannot force the emotion out of you

Sometimes thanksgiving is just showing up

Sometimes gratefulness is being present

Sometimes being thankful is carrying yourself forward

Sometimes being grateful is pressing on